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English definition of “wake”

wake

verb [I or T] uk   /weɪk/ (past tense woke or waked, past participle woken or waked) (also wake up) us  

wake

noun [C] uk   /weɪk/ us  

wake noun [C] (WATER)

the waves that a moving ship or object leaves behind: The wake spread out in a v-shape behind the ship.

wake noun [C] (FUNERAL)

an occasion when the family and friends of a dead person meet in order to look at the dead body the night before it is buried, or when they meet after a dead person has been buried to drink and talk about the person's life
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